TAMPA, FL (WFLA) – Note: This story mentions suicide and may be disturbing to some readers.
Mom warns parents that they better watch their children's children on the Internet after finding an alarming video that seems to give children instructions to harm them. Free Hess, a pediatrician and mother in Gainesville posted videos on their PediMom.com blog after they saw it on YouTube. Hess said that the video has been featured twice on YouTube and YouTube Kids since July.
"Looking at the comments, it was a while, and people even reported it eight months ago," Hess told CBS News.
"Remember, children, aside for attention, longways for results." End, "a man says, he pretends to cut his forearms.
A person is identified as YouTuber Filthy Frank, who calls himself "an incarnation of everything that a person does not have to be." He has more than 6.2 million subscribers. CBS News reports that there is no evidence that Frank was involved in creating a video.
Hess told YouTube about a video. The company said it violated their community guidelines and removed it.
A YouTube spokeswoman told the network that the company is working hard to ensure that YouTube is not used to encourage unsafe behavior.
"We rely on both user tracking and intelligent detection of this content for our reviewers," said the spokesman. "Every year, we remove millions of videos and channels that violate our policies and remove most of these videos before they have any views. We are constantly working to improve our systems and remove violent content faster, progress in the quarterly report, and provide users with information. A panel that shows the status of the video they marked us. "
Hess said that she had made her mission to look for these kinds of dangers, seeing higher suicide rates of children in their emergency department during the course the past few years. She told the network that she had reported more than seven alarming videos on the YouTube video.
"I had to stop, but I could continue," Hess said. "After you begin to study it, everything becomes darker and more charming, I do not understand how it got it."
If you think of suicide or worrying about those who may be, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to connect with the local crisis center. You can also send a text string of a textual crisis using the message 741741.